Trauma can be an event or series of events. It can include emotional or verbal abuse, physical
abuse, sexual abuse, or bullying. Trauma can also be complex. If it has stuck with you and it
feels heavy, it’s worth talking about. Memories and emotional reactions resulting from a
traumatic event can be incapacitating. It can impact thinking, mood, feelings, and the ability to
relate to others. Having a professional that understands how to help navigate emotions and
memories of trauma can help you feel safe and supported in the process. Our counseling
approach is person-centered around individualized approaches to offer strategies to assist in
better understanding yourself and processing the emotions connected to the traumatic
experience. No matter what has occurred in your life, we look from the angle of what
happened to you versus what’s wrong with you.
Substance use and behavioral addictions can negatively impact an individual’s health and well-
being. Our team is skilled at determining whether a behavior has become problematic. This
begins with assessing the benefits and consequences associated with the behavior. It is also
critical to explore the feelings and beliefs surrounding the behaviors. Some signs that these
behaviors are no longer positively serving a person include interpersonal / relationship problems,
denial, the inability to manage the behavior, and alternating feelings of distress, guilt, anxiety,
and confusion. Working collaboratively with a team of professionals is one of the most effective
treatments for addressing substance use and behavioral addiction. It is imperative to not only
address the behaviors but the underlying causes such as trauma, stress, depression,
and anxiety. Our counselors can provide support to affected family members, and we are able to provide support to loved ones impacted by behavioral addictions. You are not alone.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a phase structured type of therapy. EMDR can be used to process unwanted memories, physical sensations, intrusive thoughts, emotions, and unwanted images. EMDR may be helpful for those with trauma, stressful life events, PTSD, and those with anxiety. The purpose of EMDR is to help individuals reprocess information stored in the brain and decrease feelings of distress.
In addition to EMDR, we offer CID (Critical Incident Desensitization) and A-TIP (Acute Traumatic Incident Processing) for those who recently experienced a crisis. This may include first responder incidents, natural disasters, or sudden losses. If you are interested in receiving CID or A-TIP services, it is important to see a provider as soon as possible after the incident.